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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = water
Using this tag is discouraged. Unclear meaning. There are different alternatives. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: amenities
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
See also
Status: deprecatedPage for proposal

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: Unclear meaning. see this page for recommendation.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

In Europe amenity=water was often used for places to get arbitrary water. Often, these are open water tanks found in cemeteries that are filled up with either rainwater or water from a tap. Therefore man_made=water_tap with drinking_water=* can be used to indicate these water station.

In other parts of the world, it was used for a lot of different meanings. Please see Alternatives.


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